In just six sessions, string students will work together to record orchestral arrangements of three more pieces from Grieg's Peer Gynt: Anitra's Dance, In the Hall of the Mountain King, and Solveig's Song. Students will immerse themselves in this timeless music with group discussion, sectionals, private lessons, score study - and ultimately through collaborative video recording.

Once the workshop videos are completed, these videos will figure side-by side with videos of young dancers on virtual backgrounds - to create an original video ballet of Peer's adventures. Workshop participants, collaborative dancers and artists will have the chance to view the completed project as a "zoom ballet" and attend the ballet as a drive-in movie.

About Performing Ensemble Classes

Performing ensembles at Brookline Music School offer students the unique chance to work together in a social, collaborative atmosphere to sharpen their musical skills and have fun! Ensemble playing requires members to listen carefully to themselves and each other, building a strong sense of rhythm and meter, and a keen ear for intonation, articulation, and dynamics. Students of classical chamber music will be exposed to new composers, forms, and styles that will expand their musical imagination and knowledge. Jazz, pop, and rock ensembles allow endless group combinations and stylistic possibilities for instrumentalists and singers alike.

Placement in an ensemble is based off of an informal placement audition. Each group will receive a weekly coaching with one of our distinguished faculty members.


Email, or fill out our inquiry form for more information


Allison Dobbs

Allison Dobbs

My teaching is personalized to each individual, since students come to lessons from varied...(more)

Valerie Thompson

Valerie Thompson

I believe that educating a student in music is not just about learning an instrument but that it...(more)


Spring 2021

Start Date Age Faculty Per Term
3/12/2021 11-18 Allison Dobbs & Valerie Thompson $475.00
Class Schedule:
  • March 12, 5:00-8:00pm
  • March 13, 5:00-8:00pm
  • March 19, 5:00-8:00pm
  • March 26, 5:00-8:00pm
  • March 27, 5:00-8:00pm
  • April 2, 5:00-8:00pm
This workshop is open to intermediate and advanced string players, age 11-18. An iOS device and wired headphones (not wireless) are necessary for participation. If you are unsure if this class is at an appropriate level for your student, please email or fill out an inquiry form before enrolling and we will be in touch with you.
Fees & Aid
  • There is a once-yearly non-refundable $40 registration fee per family.
  • There is a $20 fee per term for payment plans.
  • No registration fee is charged for summer study.

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Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

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  • Tuesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Wednesday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Thursday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Friday - 9:00am to 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 8:00am to 1:00pm
  • Sunday - 9:00am to 2:00pm